Tag Archives: mountains

#154 – Cwm Glas – Peace and quiet on the busiest mountain in the UK

Of the 6 million visitors each year to the Snowdonia National Park, quite a few decide to walk up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).  Being the highest peak in Wales and England at 1085 metres (3560 ft) is one good reason, but … Continue reading

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#153 – “Foot Mountain” – on foot!

Living on the edge of the Clwydian Hills in North East Wales, with the glories of Snowdonia just an hours drive away, you might wonder that we bother going to other mountain areas in Wales. The thing is, the country … Continue reading

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#152 – A walk up ‘Big Mountain’

Welsh is a poetic language, and a language of poets. Names of mountains, valleys and lakes have a magical sound to English ears, and learning a little of the language opens a door towards understanding. A mountain name like “Slippery … Continue reading

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#151 – Carneddau air-crash, Craig yr Ysfa

It was a strange kind of winter in North Wales this year. We ‘hardy mountain types’  :-) like to get out to play in the snow, but the snow was erratic, never hanging around for long – when it did … Continue reading

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#150 – Cadair Idris by the Fox’s Path and the Pony Track

Anyone following UK mountain walking blogs at the moment will notice a common theme – at its most basic, the UK is being hammered by one of the longest periods of wet, windy weather that anyone can remember for a … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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#145 – More wanderings in the Glyderau – Seniors Ridge with the dog.

The great thing about living in or near a mountain area is that you get to know it well.  25 years living in Cumbria left me with loads of good memories and a good knowledge of the Lake District – … Continue reading

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#143 – Dogged determination – Training a Search and Rescue dog in the mountains of North Wales

Although it doesn’t feel like it, ten months have passed since ‘Mist’ and I were accepted for training as a search team by SARDA Wales (Search And Rescue Dog Association).  “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself”, as the expression goes, … Continue reading

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#142 – Moel Eilio revisited

 Our first (and only) visit to Moel Eilio was in March this year (see post #121)  – the photos of the day show rolling green hills with the last remnants of winter snow, and no hint at all of the … Continue reading

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#141– Two men and a dog, and the highest noodle bar in the UK (Having a fun time on ‘The Spine Race’!)

“Do you fancy a couple of days up at Greg’s Hut in January?” If anyone other than John Bamber had asked the question, I would probably have answered with a reply that included sex and travel!  For those who don’t … Continue reading

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